NCLEX grading system

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    I've read a lot of the posts and information from NCLEX books. I wanted to know if I have the right understanding about how the NCLEX determines if you pass or fail? It seems that one can pass with 51%. Am I understanding this correctly? For instance NCLEX-PN with minimum of 85 questions and 15 don't count. Of the 70 left, does it mean that you need to get a minimum of 36 right? Or say, the entire 205 questions, do you need to get a minimum of 103 right? Please explain Thank you (oops 205-15=190 so 96 right?
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    Last edit by Drysolong on Apr 25, '06 : Reason: additional info
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    Hi there!

    If you follow this link to the NCSBN site, the page has three powerpoint presentations under the FAQ sections, which explain reasonably well exactly how the CAT determines if you pass or fail. This will show you that pass / fail does NOT depend on the total number of questions you get right (ie a % of the total asked). Instead it depends on how many questions you are answering correctly that fall above the 'passing standard' cutt off level.

    Review all three of these PPT presentations and you will probably find that they answer your question far better than I could! If still unclear, ask again!

    When do you take your exam?

    Blessings
    Elleann

    http://www.ncsbn.org/testing/psychometrics_faq.asp
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    Quote from Elleann
    Hi there!

    If you follow this link to the NCSBN site, the page has three powerpoint presentations under the FAQ sections, which explain reasonably well exactly how the CAT determines if you pass or fail. This will show you that pass / fail does NOT depend on the total number of questions you get right (ie a % of the total asked). Instead it depends on how many questions you are answering correctly that fall above the 'passing standard' cutt off level.

    Review all three of these PPT presentations and you will probably find that they answer your question far better than I could! If still unclear, ask again!

    When do you take your exam?

    Blessings


    http://www.ncsbn.org/testing/psychometrics_faq.asp


    Thank you. I did check out those powerpoints and my understanding of the NCLEX grading is a lot clearer
    Elleann


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